dear expectant mother
We know this is a confusing and difficult time for you while you are trying to figure out the best option for you and your baby. We admire you so much for considering adoption and hope we can make the process as easy as possible for you.
If you choose us, we want to assure you we are open to whatever kind of contact you wish to have with your child in the future. Without your generosity and selflessness, we would be unable to enjoy what parenthood holds for us in the future. We hope our profile does us justice but anticipate we can get to know you more personally as we embark on this journey together.
Education is a value we hold high, and we will provide our future child with whatever assistance they may need to become a better human being. We will also be open about adoption with your child so they know where they came from and how they’ve always been loved. Your choice could be our miracle.
Andy & Stefen
After a few weeks of chatting online in typical modern dating fashion, our first real-world meeting occurred on Christmas Day in 2016 in a hospital lounge. Stefen was working a 24-hour shift on the labor and delivery unit when Andy brought him a Starbucks beverage. We’ve been head over heels in love and inseparable since that day. Stefen serves as a family medicine physician with a special interest and emphasis on maternity care, LGBTQ health, and addiction medicine. Andy works as a store manager for a coffee shop, where he is dedicated to coaching and team building. Andy’s cheerful, spontaneous, selfless, caring, and humorous demeanor are complemented by Stefen’s passion, loyalty, quick wit, diligence and forward thinking. We love spending time together going on walks, binge-watching TV shows, kayaking, and playing video games. Stefen loves listening to audiobooks while working on home improvement projects, whereas Andy enjoys gardening and knitting.
Our Home & Pets
Our five-bedroom, ranch-style home has been a passion project for us, having painted various rooms and installed new floors ourselves. We’re located in a family-friendly neighborhood less than a 10-minute walk from the local elementary school and various parks, playgrounds, and walking trails. We have an amazing fenced-in backyard that includes a large deck, garden area, firepit, and hammock with plenty of room for a swing set and/or trampoline in the future. We have two cats and two dogs. Goose is a feisty, food-oriented three-year-old orange short hair, and Cleo is a 12-year-old grumpy tabby. King is a 10-year-old border collie mix who could play frisbee forever, whereas Merlin is a seven-year-old border collie mix who just loves to be loved.
Our Extended Family
Our chosen family consists of Andy’s family of origin, which hails from the state of Wisconsin and consists of three brothers, the best sister-in-law one could ask for, three nieces, one nephew, his mom and stepdad, his dad and stepmom, and numerous stepsiblings, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Most members of our family live within two hours of our home, and we routinely gather for holidays, dinners, and random weekend events. Stefen has found tremendous love and connection through his acceptance into Andy’s family.
A great number of people in our family have April, May, or June birthdays, and as a result, one of our family traditions is celebrating all the birthdays by gathering in Wisconsin during Memorial Day weekend. During that time, we kayak, hike, play/sing music, and order pizza. Stefen has kept some of his childhood traditions alive, including baking pies at Thanksgiving and sugar cookies at Christmas; he can’t wait for these to become traditions he shares with our children.
What Led Us To Adoption
Our goal is to expand our family as we have so much love to give. We started our life together just over five years ago and have always known that expanding our family was going to be a part of our future. Being a gay male couple makes this biologically impossible, but being parents is something we both feel like we were born for. We have both known joy and sorrow, which we believe will enable us to be the best parents we can be.
|Occupation||Retail store manager|
|Education||BA - Public Relations|
|Favorite Food||Pepperoni pizza|
|Favorite Hobby||Going to the theater|
|Favorite Movie||Boondock Saints|
|Favorite Music Group||Imagine Dragons|
|Favorite TV Show||Game of Thrones|
|Dream Vacation||African safari|
|Occupation||Family medicine physician|
|Education||PhD - Medicine|
|Favorite Food||Zuppa toscana from Olive Garden|
|Favorite Hobby||Listening to audiobooks|
|Favorite Movie||Anything Marvel|
|Favorite Sport||Running, tennis|
|Favorite Music Group||Mumford and Sons|
|Favorite TV Show||Buffy the Vampire Slayer|
|Dream Vacation||Scotland highlands|
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Choose a Family for
Your Baby With Confidence
As you browse our list of hopeful adoptive parents, you can feel confident in knowing that all of the adoptive families working with Angel Adoption are prepared to offer your baby a safe, stable, and loving environment along with a wealth of opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life.
Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.
The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!
Not sure how to start? See our How to Choose an Adoptive Family resource page.
If you need more help, you’re always welcome to contact us any time!